Last week it was reported that it was unlikely that Banksy would appear at the upcoming Academy Awards, despite the fact that his documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop, is nominated, and now it seems that he will be showing up!!
Banksy wanted to come dressed as a monkey, to keep his identity a secret, but the Academy wouldn't allow it, however, Academy president Tom Sherak has just come forward with an open invitation allow the artist to attend dressed as whatever he'd like...
"The media is making it exciting with all the questions about Banksy. I think it’s all good and if he shows up, he shows up. I won’t stop him."
In other words, a bunch of random people dressed wearing a monkey mask are going to crash The Oscars this Sunday, as we won't know which one is really him!!
It has just been announced that James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of The 83rd Academy Awards!!
"James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons - fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27."
Oscar cast producer Don Mischer recently admitted that Betty White's name is being tossed around as a potential ceremony host for the upcoming 2011Academy Awards, but Betty is now saying she doesn't wanna do it!!
"I can tell you now I won’t be doing the Oscars, Emmys or any other awards. I was terrified out of my skin doing 'SNL,' so the Oscars is not going to happen. It's too much."
She joked about it on a promo for Saturday Night Live, but fans of Betty White are taking the idea of the 88-year-old hosting The Oscars seriously!!
The Facebook page “Getting Betty White to Host the Academy Awards” has gotten thousands of fans to join since launching late Sunday night and after proving she brings in BIG ratings, one has to think The Academy might at least stop to consider it.
What do you think?! You KNOW she would bring a whole new "edge" & excitement to The Oscars!!
Sandra Bullock must be wondering if she can hand her Oscar back now?!
It seems if a leading lady wins the Best Actress Oscar, within a year, they will LOSE their leading man!!
Accepting an Oscar for The Reader just last year, Kate Winslet gushed,
"I'm so lucky to have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children who let me do what I love and who love me just the way that I am."
Now less than 12 months later, the couple are headed for the divorce courts - The same thing seems to be happening to Sandra with the cheating scandal her husbandJesse James is facing!!
This year while accepting the top prize Sandra said,
"You get dressed up in monkey suits and you sit at a table with people you don't know. And I leave you there, and then you come back with, like, Morgan Freeman's e-mail. I don't know how you do it. I love you so much, and you're really hot. And I want you so much."
Over the past 12 years, eight recipients of that particular award have wound up single after winning: Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Helen Hunt.
The Academy has finally apologized for leaving Farrah Fawcett from the "In Memoriam" segment on Sunday night's Oscars!!
Executive director Bruce Davis has offered the following "apology":
"There's nothing you can say to people, particularly to family members, within a day or two of the show that helps at all. They tend to be surprised and hurt, and we understand that and we're sorry for it."
Madonna attended Sir Elton John'sOscar party last night (which was sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka), but when she found out that they DID NOT have Belvedere Vodka she flipped her shiz!!
A person at the party says,
"It was left to one rather nervous waiter to tell her only Grey Goose was available and when he did all hell broke loose. Madonna was dropping F-bombs like they were going out of fashion. Fortunately Guy [Oseary] was able to calm her down. But she sulked about the vodka and ordered a non-alcoholic virgin mojito instead. She was clearly up for a drink, but wasn't prepared to compromise on her vodka choice."
Did Music by Prudence producer Elinor Burkett pull a "Kanye West" at last night's Oscars?!
When the film won for Best Documentary Short, Elinor rushed to the stage and wrestled the microphone away from director/producer Roger Ross Williams while he was speaking!!
So, what really happened?! Elinor explains...
"What happened was the director and I had a bad difference over the direction of the film that resulted in a lawsuit that has settled amicably out of court. But there have been all these events around the Oscars, and I wasn't invited to any of them. And he's not speaking to me. So we weren't even able to discuss ahead of the time who would be the one person allowed to speak if we won. And then, as I'm sure you saw, when we won, he raced up there to accept the award. And his mother took her cane and blocked me. So I couldn't get up there very fast. won't talk to me! This whole week, there have been events thrown by the International Documentary Association, and he hasn't passed any of the invitations on to me. The movie was my idea. I live in Zimbabwe. Roger had never even heard of Zimbabwe before I told him about this. And you know, I felt my role in this has been denigrated again and again, and it wasn't going to happen this time."
Every year there are a few names who always wind up being left out of The Oscars tribute to the stars who died in the previous year... This year, Farrah Fawcett, one of the year's biggest celebrity losses, did NOT make the cut!!
Somebody has some explaining to do!!
UPDATE 1: Bea Arthur (who also appeared in films as well as TV) was left out also!!
UPDATE 2: An Academy spokesperson says, "Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody."
We got photos of Deborah Ann Woll, Diane Kruger, Carey Mulligan, Charlize Theron, Meryl Streep, Zoe Saldana, Amanda Seyfried, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Sandra Bullock, Miley Cyrus, and Stana Katic walkin' the red carpet at The 82nd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.
Avatar director James Cameron doesn't really care if his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow (who directed The Hurt Locker) beats him for the Oscar for Best Director!!
“It’d be really cool to lose to her. So far she hasn’t had the accolades she deserves. I know the one she wants... though not as ‘woman director’. She wants to be simply Best Director. And I hope she gets it. She’s ready to be anointed.”
I still think Kathryn winning will be the BIG upset of the night!!